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Incomprehensible times - Josh 119

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Well it cuts down on printing costs .

Sep 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterKnR

Kevin Costner is VERY HAPPY......

Sep 23, 2011 at 10:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlistair


Looks like a nice summer sky to me ...

Josh, are you trying to make us take a look at clouds, in a surreptitious way?


Sep 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

You forgot the Venusian clouds

Sep 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames


But seriously, is there a dot there?

Ok, perhaps its time to clean the display ... but is there a dot there.

Also, you have the compass the wrong way up!

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterMike Haseler

I've found the dot ... it wasn't dust, it's a non-functioning pixel ... curses ... I was quite happy when I thought it was dust!

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterMike Haseler

Don't Worry Josh Dave will stop it happening. Putting the Grate back in Britain campaign...

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterFenbeagle

Kevin Costner has spent years looking for the map stolen from his dressing room during filming of Waterworld.

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM | Unregistered Commentercedarhill

Oh no just nearly laughed tea over me keyboard!!

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterzx

Bish, you really need to add a "like" button for Facebook. Or is there one I've missed?

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobinson

Incomprehensible times!
Best title for a cartoon in 2011.
Well done, Josh

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterbernie


Confirming that less is more

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

How warm is that ocean? Has Josh found Trenberth's missing heat?

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterChris B

I know that map!

He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.

"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!

"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank:
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best--
A perfect and absolute blank!"

Sep 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM | Unregistered Commentermalcolm

Rapier wit at its best.

Sep 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra


OK, after closer inspection I see this is maybe a map related to the Maldives Islands.

On a cynical note, since I saw no people, I immediately got the impression that it was a map of the future by prepared by Malthusians. (no people)


Sep 23, 2011 at 3:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

For the Snark WAS a Boojum, you see!

Sep 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered Commentermojo

Great cartoon, Josh, maybe my all time favorite. The book as presented in the cartoon will sell like hotcakes among the Greens because it provides their most desired experience, confirmation bias of a watery death for all.

Sep 23, 2011 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheo Goodwin

Just read this one at Climate Audit (persevere- it is on topic, partly)

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos


Your square map of the world will be the best place for "flat earth cAGW scientists" to use as a jumping off point to the next World Wide Scare" once this crazy one has been binned eveywhere.

Sep 24, 2011 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Walsh

Totally brilliant Josh

Sep 25, 2011 at 12:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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